Elizabeth “Liz” Satiacum, Filmmaker and Member | Quileute Tribe of Washington

Elizabeth “Liz” Satiacum, Filmmaker and Member | Quileute Tribe of Washington

Liz made history as the first Native American to cast an electoral vote for the first African American President in 2008. Liz has spent her life advocating for those who cannot stand for themselves. As a featured speaker at the 2017 and the 2018 Women’s March in Olympia, Liz spoke passionately on behalf of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW). For years, Liz co-hosted Tribal Talk Radio on KLAY 1180 AM with her husband and tribal leader, Robert Satiacum, a Puyallup Elder. For over nine years, she and Robert have coordinated the highly successful annual Native American Indian Lobby Day in Olympia that focuses on legislation impacting tribal peoples, while helping to educate the legislators. Her work with The Film School’s “Native Voices” includes filming her moving life story, focusing mostly on her early years in LaPush. Liz continues to support the Film School’s Native Voices outreach and its efforts to encourage the preservation and telling of indigenous stories. She loves movies, even working as an extra on Northern Exposure, The Canoe Way.

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